Bitterroot College EKG Technician program is a Workforce Training program which does not require college admission.
Students train to function as EKG Technicians. Coursework includes information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. Students practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices. This is a highly interactive course. Program prepares students to take the ASPT–Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam.
Bitterroot College EKG Technician program provides 50 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction.
Application, Cost, Dates, and Deadlines
Next Program Offering
- Application/Fee Deadline: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
- Program Start Date: March 23 - May 13, 2020
- Program Fee: $1,380 (see Program Information for fee assistance options)
Future Program Dates
- Future Program Start Date: TBA
Cardiovascular Technologist and Technician jobs are predicted to grow nationally by 10% between 2016 and 2026. The median national annual salary for Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians is $56,850; in Montana, the mean annual salary is $63,460. For more employment information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Employment Statistics, Projections Central, and Montana's Informational Wage Rates by Occupation.
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